Water Environment Federation announces 2014-2015 Board of Trustees
The Water Environment Federation has officially announced the members of its 2014-2015 Board of Trustees. The members were confirmed by WEF's House of Delegates during the 87th annual Technical Exhibition and Conference held on Sept. 27-Oct. 1 in New Orleans, La.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 13, 2014 -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has officially announced the members of its 2014-2015 Board of Trustees. The members were confirmed by WEF's House of Delegates during the 87th annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) held on Sept. 27-Oct. 1 in New Orleans, La.
During a ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 30, WEF passed the gavel of leadership from President Sandra Ralston (Charleston, S.C.) to incoming President Ed McCormick (Oakland, Calif.). During his term, McCormick will continue to help fulfill WEF's critical objectives -- to drive innovation in water, enrich the expertise of water professionals and raise public awareness of the value of water -- in part by calling on WEF members to be leaders in driving resource recovery and renewable energy.
In his acceptance remarks, McCormick, who led a state-of-the-art renewable energy program at Eastern Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, emphasized the potential for treatment facilities to become "green factories," recovering valuable resources. "We are experiencing the leading edge of a major sea change in the water sector -- a Renaissance in our role as water stewards," he said. "We will increasingly become an important part of the climate solution, recycling every gallon, producing renewables, and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions."
In addition to McCormick, the 2014-2015 Board of Trustees includes: Immediate Past President Ralston, President-Elect Paul Bowen (Atlanta, Ga.), Vice President Rick Warner (Reno, Nev.), Treasurer Ralph Exton (Trevose, Pa.), and Secretary and WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill (Alexandria, Va.), along with trustees Charles Bott (Hampton Roads, Va.), Jenny Hartfelder (Denver, Colo.), Jackie Jarrell (Charlotte, N.C.), Tom Kunetz (Chicago, Ill.), Garry Macdonald (Auckland, New Zealand), and Erin Mosley (Boston, Mass.).
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. For more information, visit www.wef.org.